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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Enalapril (enalapril systemic) is a member of the drug class Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and is used to treat Alport Syndrome, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Hypertensive Emergency, Left Ventricular Dysfunction and Polycystic Kidney Disease.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antihypertensive agent

Treatment of coronary heart disease

Treatment of heart failure

ACE inhibitor (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor)

Chemical Name

L-Proline, 1-[N-[1-(etoxycarbonyl)-3-phenylpropyl]-L-alanyl]-, (S)-

Foreign Names

  • Enalaprilum (Latin)
  • Enalapril (German)
  • Enalapril (French)
  • Enalapril (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Enalapril (OS: DCIT, BAN)
  • Énalapril (OS: DCF)
  • L 154739-01 D (MerckSharpD) (IS)
  • Enalapril Maleate (OS: BANM, USAN, JAN)
  • Enalaprili hydrogenomaleas (IS)
  • MK 421 (Merck) (IS)
  • Enalapril (maléate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Enalapril Maleate (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, USP 41)
  • Enalapril maleate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Enalaprili maleas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Enalaprilmaleat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.

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